NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Nashville Predators have been playing better recently, yet have only a couple of hard-fought points to show for their work.
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) - C.J. Fair scored 17 points and No. 2 Syracuse used a 16-0 run to pull away in the second half and beat Virginia Tech 72-52 on Tuesday night.
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Playoff ratings are soaring, the messy concussion lawsuit is all but over, and the only thing the NFL really has to worry about now is keeping a bunch of corporate bigwigs warm at the Super Bowl.
MIAMI (AP) - The first airborne banner calling for Jeff Ireland to be fired flew over the Miami Dolphins' stadium in 2011. Other similar signs followed, most recently in November, and on Tuesday those wanting him out finally got their wish.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Tom Brady head-butted teammates before his first Super Bowl.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) - Ever since getting pounded by the Seahawks early last month, the New Orleans Saints have learned to love the idea of going back to Seattle.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) - As the newest starter in the Seattle Seahawks secondary, cornerback Byron Maxwell had plenty of time earlier in his career to be an observer.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Growing up, Andrew Luck kept trying to emulate the quarterbacks he watched on Sunday afternoons, guys like Peyton Manning and Phillip Rivers.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - The Memphis Grizzlies have acquired guard Courtney Lee and have sent guard Jerryd Bayless to the Boston Celtics as part of a three-team trade that also includes the Oklahoma City Thunder.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Bring on Carolina once more, and another cross-country playoff flight.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) - Before Pete Carroll turns his full attention to Seattle's playoff opponent, he'll make sure the Seahawks aren't expecting another easy win against New Orleans like in Week 13.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Panthers coach Ron Rivera is expecting a few more big plays from San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick this time around.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - A defense that allowed 44 points in a playoff game might boost the confidence of its next opponent.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Colts are getting some help from a former Patriot.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - The Denver Broncos, so fortunate to be down only two scores, finally rediscovered their offensive rhythm and seemed on the verge of getting back in the Super Bowl.
SOCHI, Russia (AP) - Canada and the United States.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Buster Posey wants all players protected from hard collisions at home plate and serious injuries, catchers and baserunners alike.
DALLAS (AP) - Dirk Nowitzki scored 34 points and the Dallas Mavericks held off Sacramento 107-103 Friday night, handing the Kings their sixth straight loss in another game without leading scorer DeMarcus Cousins.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Stephen Curry made eight 3-pointers in scoring a season-high 44 points, leading the Golden State Warriors past Utah 95-90 Friday on a night the Jazz honored former coach Jerry Sloan.
He is not in the Hall of Fame, he never played in an All-Star game and he is about a foot shorter than most NBA stars.
NEW YORK (AP) - If Commissioner Roger Goodell gets his way, change could be coming to the NFL.
NEW YORK (AP) - Regis Philbin wore a UFC championship belt around his waist and tossed a challenge at Ricardo Lamas.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - A company tied to St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke has purchased a prime piece of land in the Los Angeles area amid speculation the NFL franchise is considering a return to the city it left for the Midwest nearly two decades ago.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - It was a rally that truly came out of left field.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Phil Mickelson made it to the weekend in the Phoenix Open. Another popular left-hander and a fellow former Arizona State player set the pace.
CARSON (AP) - Landon Donovan's passion for soccer is rejuvenated heading into his fourth World Cup run, and he spent the past few weeks stoking that fire in training camp with his U.S. teammates in Brazil.
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - The captain was a few minutes late, though no one seemed to mind.
OAKLAND (AP) - David Lee had 22 points and 11 rebounds, Andrew Bogut grabbed 17 boards and the Golden State Warriors whipped the Los Angeles Clippers 111-92 Thursday night.
When the world last came together for the Winter Olympics, Russia was in the doghouse because of doping.